2018 BET Awards Nominees And Performances



Contributed by BreAnna Bell

The BET Awards is approaching quick, fast, and in a hurry. Hosted by comedian, actor, and singer Jamie Foxx, the “Blackanda” themed awards show will be a major event featuring some of the biggest and brightest black stars.

Meek Mill is making a huge comeback to the stage and music as he is set to perform at this year’s awards. Other performers include Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monae, H.E.R., and Ella Mai. This year’s awards show airs Sunday, June 24 at 8p/7c on BET.

Check out the full list of nominees below!

Album of the Year:

Grateful – DJ Khaled

Culture II – Migos

Ctrl – SZA

DAMN – Kendrick Lamar

4:44 – Jay-Z

Black Panther – Kendrick Lamar and Various artists

Best Actor:

Chadwick Boseman

Denzel Washington

Michael B. Jordan

Sterling K. Brown

Daniel Kaluuya

Donald Glover

Best Actress:

Angela Bassett

Tiffany Haddish

Issa Rae

Taraji P. Henson

Lupita N’yongo

Leticia Wright

Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel/Inspirational Award:

Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly – “I’ll Find You”

Snoop Dogg feat. B Slade – “Words Are Few”

Ledisi feat. Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind”

Marvin Sapp – “Close”

Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj – “I’m Getting Ready”

Young Stars Award:

Miles Brown

Caleb Mclaughlin

Lonnie Chavis

Marsai Martin

Yara Shahidi

Ashton Taylor

Video of the Year

Finesse (Remix) – Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B

Bodak Yellow – Cardi B

Walk it Talk it – Migos feat. Drake

Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

God’s Plan – Drake

Humble – Kendrick Lamar

Best New Artist




A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Daniel Caesar

Best International Performance: 

Stormzy (UK)

Fally Ipupa (DR CONGO)

Davido (NIGERIA)

Cassper Nyovest (SOUTH AFRICA)

Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

Niska (FRANCE)

Distruction Boyz (SA)

Steflon Don (UK)

J Hus (UK)

Dadju (FRANCE)

Booba (FRANCE)

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist:






Best Male R&B/Pop Artist:

Bruno Mars


Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Daniel Caesar

Best Group:

Chloe x Halle

A Tribe Called Quest



Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration: 

DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – “Loyalty”

DJ Khaled feat. Future, Jay-Z, Beyonce – “Top Off”

Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”

French Montana feat. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: 

DJ Khaled



J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist:

Nicki Minaj

Cardi B

Remy Ma


Dej Loaf

Sportswoman of the Year:

Elena Meyers Taylor

Serena Williams

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Candace Parker

Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year:

Lebron James

Stephen Curry

Kevin Durant

Dwayne Wade

Odell Beckham Jr.


Janelle Monae – “Django Jane”

Lizzo – “Water Me”

Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman”

Remy Ma – Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown) feat. Chris Brown

Chloe x Halle – “The Kids Are Alright”

Leikeli47 – “2nd Fiddle”

Video Director of the Year:

Ava Duvernay

Chris Brown

Director X

Benny Boom

Dave Meyers

Best Movie:

A Wrinkle in Time

Black Panther

Girls’ Trip




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